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to work. >>> decision 2012. the election just five days away. and there's concerns about possible ballot tampering in the bay area. some ballots ended up in the gutter. a vallejo couple said they found three soggy ballots three weeks ago. and they said they discovered an envelope with the ballot missing in the same spot. they are worried more ballots could have been tossed. >> i'm appalled. i don't care if it's republican or democrat or independent or whatever it is. these people voted. they're americans and they voted. and they have a right to vote. and their vote has to be counted. >> ballots and envelopes that we receive in our office, are usually in pristine shape. there's usually never evidence of trampering. this is extreme. >> election officials say they will do all they can to reach the voters tied to the particular ballots. you should know tampering with a ballot is a federal offense. >>> prop 30 is one of the hottest propositions on the ballot. it's to raise tax money for schools. a new poll finds 48% are in favor of the tax initiative. 38% oppose. 14% undecided. that is key. p
, with four days to go in the crucial election, remains, the economy. the final jobs report before election day is out. employers added 171,000 jobs in october, numbers better than expected with an unemployment rate of 7.9%, both sides are spinning the numbers to their advantage. president obama saying it means the country is heading in the right direction. challenger mitt romney says it is 9 million jobs short of what the president promised. and analysts say they're both right. >> there is no question we've come out of the spring lull where the economy nearly stalled out. and we have apushed further fro that, that is the good news, the bad news is it is still low. >>> and fortunes may rest in ohio, where they will spend days before the election. >>> and a group of bay area residents upset over postal programs, set up a video to catch the criminal. here is nbc bay area jodie hernandez. >> basically, they drive around the neighborhood, they're very quick, in and out. >> reporter: you're looking at evidence gathered as part of operation mail trap. a neighborhood organized sting, set on captur
in san francisco, jean elle, nbc bay area news. >>> decision 2012, the election is now just 11 days away. but some votes are already being counted here in california. they were in martinez as they started opening absentee ballots. today is the first day that can be done. officials will start counting the votes beginning next week. it's estimated more than 1 million californians have already cast a ballot. contra costa county expects to get about 250,000 absentee ballots. >>> we've been told for years if it's the right thing to do to donate blood. what if it puts your own health at risk. a peninsula man says he has a life-threatening infection and mounting medical bills after donating his blood to the stanford blood center. the university contends it's nearly impossible to get his type of infection from a blood donation. here's nbc bay area marianne. >> reporter: christopher bowie donated blood to stanford blood center for more than 20 years giving six times a year, the maximum you are allowed. but he says after donating four years ago, he developed a serious infection. his symptoms start
all 2 1/2 pounds of the pellets that tested positive for cocaine. >>> one week until the election day, and mud is flying in san jose with accusations of dirty politics in the district council race. nguyen supporters say they caught on video, herrera husband, seen here, dumping nguyen's campaign signs in a trash can. but herrera's husband says that's not how it happened. he said the signs were posted on his front line. and he was attacked when he tried to get rid of them. >> i was knocked down. you know, i was walking around this corner. and somebody hit me in my shoulder and i went down. >> mr. whale en became verbally offensive. >> he was actually threatened. he told him he had a knife. >>> should you be concerned if you're parents? an important federal law is being overlooked by some bay area schools. what has been uncovered about title ix in some schools. >> reporter: when we hear title ix, we think of sports for women. it protects students from sexual harassment, by requiring schools to set policies and having a system in place for victims to file a complaint. they're supposed to
to the white house ten days before the election. >>> and family and friend are opening but that the nanny accused of stabbing to death two children. [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. in what world do potatoes, bacon and cheese add up to 100 calories? your world. ♪ [ whispers ] real bacon... creamy cheese... 100 calories... [ chef ] ma'am [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. of green giant vegetables it's easy to eat like a giant... ♪ and feel like a green giant. ♪ ho ho ho ♪ green giant . >>> we're learning more about that nanny in new york city accused of killing two children with ties to the bay area. friends and family of 50-year-old yoselyn ortega say she's been having financial and emotional problems but still don't know why she attack the children. the mother of the children found her 3-year-old son and 6-year-old daughter stabbed to death in the family's manhattan apartment on thursday. police say ortega was lying nearby with self-inflicted stab wounds. the krim family previously lived in san francisco for seven years. the children's father is a yahoo exe
responsibilities. ensuring sandy's readiness and fighting for his re-election. >> make shurg we have the best response to a big messy system. >> we will have to take a look. >> with several swing states in the path the storm is having an impact on some early voting. the key to success for both campaigns. maryland's governor suspending early voting in the state tomorrow and both campaigns today announcing they have halted fund-raising e-mails. in rural ohio mitt romney joining his running mate after cansling stops in virginia. >> i know right now some people in the country are a little nervous about a storm about to hit the coast and our thoughts and prayers are with the people who will find themselves in harm's way. >> both campaigns are touting a stream of newspaper endorsements, including the des moines register that is supporting mr. romney. the first time the iowa paper has backed a republican in 40 years. >> again, that was peter alexander reporting. all right. we are back after the break with some of the best moments from game four in detroit because we can't get enough. before that, we
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